Track your friends on mobile with Google Maps

By February 4, 2009 10 Comments

The blogosphere is awash with talk of Google Latitude, their new service that allows friends to see each other’s location on Google maps on their mobiles.  The screenshot below says it all.

I think this service will be a big deal.  After all the hoo-ha about privacy and nervousness about how people will use it dies down everyone will come to see that a service like this has real utility.  New behavioural protocols will be required, and that will be uncomfortable to start with, but people will get over this, they always do.  Look at telephones, mobiles, Facebook and now Twitter.

It doesn’t look like it has an API though.  I hope one is coming as this would be a great tool for social networks like WAYN.